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Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts Announces Return of Bourbon and Bubbles

Vienna, Virginia (October 28, 2021)Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts today announces the return of the beloved annual tasting extravaganza, Bourbon and Bubbles. Reimagined as a more socially distant Bourbon In Bubbles last year, this year’s event will transform the new Pavilions at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts into open-air tasting venues under the stars. On November 20, 2021 support Wolf Trap Foundation’s arts and education programs while exploring the rich, agrarian culture of Wolf Trap’s neighboring Appalachian Mountain Region, experienced through a daring collection of craft cocktails, whiskeys and sparkling wines.

This year’s Bourbon and Bubbles tasting journey travels throughout Appalachia, honing in on distilling traditions of the region’s Scotch, Irish, and German immigrant settlers, and highlighting the regional ingredients and avant-garde preservation techniques they employed that paved the foundations for the modern bourbon and cocktail industry.

Guests can join notable industry experts for special tastings around the campfire, including Becky Harris, Owner and Chief Distiller of the local favorite Catoctin Creek Distillery, and Nancy Irelan, Owner and Winemaker, of the James Beard-nominated, Fingerlakes-region winery, Red Tail Ridge.

Hospitality purveyors, Paul Taylor and Sherra Kurtz, are the master mixologists at the helm of this year’s Bourbon and Bubbles tasting journey. The creative duo’s flair for presenting imaginative, modern re-interpretations of nostalgic flavors has been lauded by critics from Washingtonian, The Washington Post, Eater DC, and Thrillist, and their culinary creations won recognition as a 2021 Rammy’s finalist.

The spirited tastings and gourmet fare will be held across several new (heated) open-air Pavilions at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts, complete with roasted gourmet s’mores at outdoor fire pits.

Wolf Trap Foundation gratefully acknowledges the support of the following premier sponsors of the 2021 Bourbon and Bubbles:

Official Event Sponsor                                                 Spirit Sponsors
Capital One                                                                     Kevin and Kate Robbins; MicroStrategy; PNC

Tickets and sponsorship opportunities for Bourbon & Bubbles are on-sale now. Tickets may be purchased online at wolftrap.org/bourbon.

Saturday, November 20, 2021 at 6 p.m.
The Pavilions at Wolf Trap
1551 Trap Road, Vienna, VA 22182 

About Wolf Trap

Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, produces and presents a full range of performance and education programs in the Greater Washington area, as well as nationally. Wolf Trap features three performance venues: the outdoor Filene Center and Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods, both located at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts, and The Barns at Wolf Trap, located down the road from the national park and adjacent to the Center for Education at Wolf Trap. The 7,028-seat Filene Center is operated in partnership with the National Park Service and annually showcases an extensive array of diverse artists, ranging from pop, country, folk, and blues to classical music, dance, and theatre, as well as multimedia presentations, from May through September. The Barns at Wolf Trap is operated by Wolf Trap Foundation year-round, and during the summer months is home to the Grammy-nominated Wolf Trap Opera, one of America’s outstanding professional training programs for early career opera singers. Wolf Trap’s education programs include the nationally acclaimed Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts, Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods, a diverse array of arts education classes, grants, and a nationally recognized internship program.

Safety Guidelines

To keep everyone safe, Wolf Trap Foundation requires that everyone, including fully vaccinated individuals, provide verification of full vaccination upon entry to the venue. For those who are unvaccinated, proof of a negative Covid-19 test taken within 48 hours of the event is required. Visit wolftrap.org/2021policies for more information.

Please check Wolf Trap’s 2021 Health and Safety Policies and Guidelines at the time of purchase and prior to the event, for the most current and up-to-date information and applicable guidelines.

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Contact (not for publication):

Erick Hoffman, Director, Communications
O) 703.255.1917, C) 541.731.4666 or erickh@wolftrap.org

Morgan Elwell, Media Relations Manager
O) 730.255.4096 or morgane@wolftrap.org